Senator Henri Martin Celebrates the Passage of Expansion to Assisted Living Services for Connecticut Seniors

May 1, 2024

HARTFORD, CT – Today, in a significant step towards enhancing the quality of life for Connecticut’s senior citizens, Senator Henri Martin (R-Bristol) commended the Senate’s passage of S.B. 316, aimed at evaluating the expansion of state-funded assisted living services. This bill, inspired by a constituent of Senator Martin, directs the Department of Social Services (DSS) to conduct a comprehensive study on the costs and benefits associated with broadening the scope of services provided under the Connecticut Homecare Program for Elders.

S.B. 316, which successfully passed without imposing any fiscal impact on the state budget, underscores the state’s commitment to its elderly population. The Department of Social Services is expected to examine the potential for enhanced support services that could significantly improve the lives of many elders living at home across Connecticut.

“The passage of S.B. 316 highlights Connecticut’s commitment to the well-being and dignity of our elderly population,” Senator Martin stated. “By exploring ways to expand our state-funded assisted living services, we are acknowledging the importance of providing our seniors with the support and care they so deserve.”

Senator Martin also highlighted the collaborative effort that led to the bill’s passage, thanking his colleagues in the Senate, the Department of Social Services, and the many advocates for seniors who have tirelessly worked to bring this issue to the forefront. “Today’s success is a refreshing example of what we can achieve when we come together for the common good of our community,” he added.